Targeting Nanoscale Materials Operations

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT) -- This year could prove to be a dynamic one for manufacturers, processors and importers of engineered nanoscale materials. After years of building interest in the health, safety and environmental implications of nanoscale materials, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signaled an intent to aggressively increase its scrutiny of these operations.

In addition, the United States Congress is considering legislation that would dramatically change the federal government’s review of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”). In two other pieces of proposed legislation, Congress would...
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